Warwickshire v Sussex
County Championship 1956
VenueEdgbaston, Birmingham on 2nd, 3rd, 4th May 1956 (3-day match)
Balls per over6
TossWarwickshire won the toss and decided to bat
ResultSussex won by 8 wickets
PointsWarwickshire 0; Sussex 12
UmpiresTJ Bartley, JS Buller
Close of play day 1Sussex (1) 18/0 (Smith 7*, Oakman 11*)
Close of play day 2Sussex (1) 309/4 (Parks 108*, Suttle 5*)

Warwickshire first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerb Thomson103     
NF Hornerb Thomson2     
AVG Woltonc Webb b Parks101     
+RT Spoonerc and b Parks12     
RE Hitchcockc and b James9     
PH Bromleyb Thomson0     
A Townsendc Foreman b Thomson27     
RT Weeksc Parks b Thomson5     
RG Carterb Smith10     
RG Thompsonc Parks b Thomson7     
*WE Holliesnot out0     
Extras(1 b, 1 lb, 1 nb)3
Total(all out, 113.1 overs)279
Fall of wickets:
1-3, 2-174, 3-196, 4-212, 5-221, 6-230, 7-253, 8-266, 9-278, 10-279 (113.1 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
James26   7631--
Smith22   6391--
Semmence2   0140--
Oakman18   4500--
Marlar14   2330--
Parks5   0262--

Sussex first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithb Thompson35     
ASM Oakmanb Hollies62     
AAK Lawrencelbw b Wolton49     
JM Parksc and b Thompson114     
DJ Semmencest Spooner b Townsend36     
KG Suttlelbw b Thompson12     
DJ Foremannot out1     
*RG Marlarc Wolton b Thompson0     
NI Thomsondid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
Extras(9 b, 5 lb)14
Total(7 wickets, declared, 119 overs)323
Fall of wickets:
1-91, 2-109, 3-198, 4-300, 5-318, 6-323, 7-323 (119 ov)
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Carter26   5910--
Thompson24   3644--
Townsend19   1541--
Hollies30   13481--
Weeks10   2270--
Hitchcock5   1120--
Wolton5   2131--

Warwickshire second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
FC Gardnerb James0     
NF Hornerc Semmence b James1     
AVG Woltonc Suttle b Marlar40     
+RT Spoonerlbw b Smith14     
RE Hitchcockc Oakman b Marlar27     
A Townsendc Oakman b Marlar26     
PH Bromleyb Marlar1     
RT Weeksb Marlar20     
RG Carternot out16     
RG Thompsonc Smith b Marlar5     
*WE Holliesb Marlar0     
Extras(4 b, 3 lb, 1 nb)8
Total(all out, 61 overs)158
Fall of wickets:
1-2, 2-5, 3-42, 4-63, 5-105, 6-106, 7-127, 8-150, 9-156, 10-158 (61 ov)
Sussex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Thomson11   4330--
James13   9132--
Smith5   1181--
Oakman12   3360--
Marlar20   3507--

Sussex second inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
DV Smithb Hollies33     
ASM Oakmanb Carter6     
KG Suttlenot out61     
JM Parksnot out12     
AAK Lawrencedid not bat      
DJ Semmencedid not bat      
DJ Foremandid not bat      
*RG Marlardid not bat      
NI Thomsondid not bat      
+RT Webbdid not bat      
AE Jamesdid not bat      
Extras(3 b)3
Total(2 wickets, 22.2 overs)115
Fall of wickets:
1-13, 2-92
Warwickshire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Carter5   1291--
Thompson9   0400--
Hollies6   0301--

--> DJ Semmence made his debut in first-class matches
--> DJ Semmence made his debut in County Championship matches
--> PH Bromley made his last appearance in County Championship matches
--> PH Bromley made his last appearance in first-class matches
--> JM Parks (1) passed 7500 runs in first-class matches when he reached 58
--> RG Carter (2) passed his previous highest score of 10 in County Championship matches
--> RG Marlar reached 550 wickets in first-class matches when taking his 5th wicket in the Warwickshire second innings





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